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Mati Milstein / Photojournalist

Shooting news, documentary and commercial photography from the Middle East to North America.

"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."

Free Fly Zone

Israeli air force planes fly over St. Peter’s Church in the coastal city of Jaffa as the country marks its 65th Independence Day. In 1945, Jaffa had a population of 101,580, of whom 53,930 were Muslims, 30,820 were Jews and 16,800 were Christians. When Jewish forces occupied the city on 14 May, 1948, only 4,000 of the city’s Muslim and Christian Palestinian residents remained.

Free Fly Zone

Israeli air force planes fly over St. Peter’s Church in the coastal city of Jaffa as the country marks its 65th Independence Day. In 1945, Jaffa had a population of 101,580, of whom 53,930 were Muslims, 30,820 were Jews and 16,800 were Christians. When Jewish forces occupied the city on 14 May, 1948, only 4,000 of the city’s Muslim and Christian Palestinian residents remained.

Jaffa: The House Murdered I

Jaffa residents protest against a proposed plan before the Tel Aviv municipal government to build a highway and luxury housing in the heart of the lower-income Ajami neighborhood.

Jaffa: The House Murdered I

Jaffa residents protest against a proposed plan before the Tel Aviv municipal government to build a highway and luxury housing in the heart of the lower-income Ajami neighborhood.

"Soldier, your eyes, they shine like the sun. I wonder why.”

Israeli soldiers take cover during clashes with Palestinian protesters  near the Qalandiya checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah.

"Soldier, your eyes, they shine like the sun. I wonder why.

Israeli soldiers take cover during clashes with Palestinian protesters near the Qalandiya checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah.

"If you will it, it is no dream"

Palestinians and Israeli security forces clash during Nakba Day commemorations at the Qalandiya crossing between Ramallah and Jerusalem.

"If you will it, it is no dream"

Palestinians and Israeli security forces clash during Nakba Day commemorations at the Qalandiya crossing between Ramallah and Jerusalem.

This Land is Our Land

Israel banished Palestinian residents from Haifa’s Wadi Salib neighborhood in 1948 and evicted its later North African Jewish residents after the 1959 riots. Today, most of its historic structures have been destroyed or are sealed and slated for demolition. In foreground, an old children’s magazine called ‘Our Land.’ Tour organized by Zochrot.

This Land is Our Land

Israel banished Palestinian residents from Haifa’s Wadi Salib neighborhood in 1948 and evicted its later North African Jewish residents after the 1959 riots. Today, most of its historic structures have been destroyed or are sealed and slated for demolition. In foreground, an old children’s magazine called ‘Our Land.’ Tour organized by Zochrot.

HOME: a place of origin <salmon returning to their home to spawn>; also: one’s own country <having troubles at home and abroad>

Abu Jamal and his grandson visit the destroyed Palestinian village of Al-Qabu, which he and his family fled in 1948. Shot for Zochrot.

HOME: a place of origin <salmon returning to their home to spawn>; also: one’s own country <having troubles at home and abroad>

Abu Jamal and his grandson visit the destroyed Palestinian village of Al-Qabu, which he and his family fled in 1948. Shot for Zochrot.